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Robredo asks Filipinos to unite vs killings, culture of violence

Jul 04, 2018 - 8:52 AM

'Huwag nating hayaang humantong sa sukdulan ng kaguluhan ang kalagayan ng ating bayan,' says Robredo

World Council of Churches slams impunity under Duterte

Jun 21, 2018 - 10:36 AM

The World Council of Churches urges government 'to end the culture of impunity' as around 23,000 people, including Father Richmond Nilo and two other Catholic priests, get killed in the Philippines

CULTURE OF IMPUNITY. The World Council of Churches slams the culture of impunity under President Rodrigo Duterte. Malacañang file photo

LOOK: Dingdong Dantes gets Father's Day surprise from Marian Rivera and daughter Zia

Jun 17, 2018 - 9:53 PM

Marian and Zia treat Dingdong to dinner by the beach in El Nido, Palawan

On Father's Day, Kris Aquino pays tribute to Cory, Ninoy

Jun 17, 2018 - 5:10 PM

She also reminds detractors, particularly those on social media, that the Aquinos 'are no cowards'

When he called her 'Papa,' she promised to be the best father

Jun 17, 2018 - 1:05 PM

'Binuo ni Lorenz 'yung pangarap kong maging ama. Natutuwa lang ako kasi nangyari 'yun kahit hindi ko siya kadugo,' says 32-year-old lesbian Roanne Oca

Slain Catholic priests remembered on Father's Day 2018

Jun 17, 2018 - 11:57 AM

'Ipanalangin natin ang mga pari, na nagsisilbi ring ama sa kanilang mga parokya at Simbahan, na biktima na rin ng mga karumal-dumal na pagpatay,' says Senator Leila de Lima on Father's Day 2018

'STOP THE KILLINGS.' Promotion of Church People's Response (PCPR) led a lightning protest to urge the government for an immediate resolution of the killing of Fr. Richmund Nilo and other victims of murder. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[OPINION] To the father I once hated

Jun 17, 2018 - 9:00 AM

The man I hated so much for loosening his grip on my arm; the son my Lola had called a problem child, was among those who fought for the freedoms we are enjoying now.

Piolo Pascual, Jericho Rosales, Kiko Pangilinan on lessons of fatherhood

Jun 16, 2018 - 6:00 PM

We ask real-life dads: What has fatherhood taught you?

On Father's Day, Sara Duterte thanks dad 'for the rigidity'

Jun 16, 2018 - 1:18 PM

'I would not be where I am now if I did not have you as a father,' says President Rodrigo Duterte's eldest daughter

RESPECT. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte extends his hand to his daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio as the latter shows a gesture of respect upon her father's arrival at the Regional Crime Laboratory Office-11 in Davao City for the turnover ceremony of the 26 Mitsubishi patrol vehicles and inauguration of the new RCLO-11 Building on January 15, 2018. Albert Alcain/Presidential Photo

5 gifts your dad wants to get for Father's day

Jun 08, 2018 - 3:46 PM

Is your dad a #Lazaddict? Perfect!

Murder charges filed vs alleged gunman of Fr Ventura – PNP

Jun 03, 2018 - 2:43 PM

PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde says the alleged gunman of Cagayan priest Father Mark Ventura was identified as a certain Arthymus Reynon

SHOT DEAD. Father Mark Ventura is killed by unidentified assailants after Sunday Mass on April 29, 2018. Photo courtesy of Gattaran Youth

John Paul II's blood relic to be shown again at Manila Cathedral

May 17, 2018 - 9:30 PM

'Let us once again come together and receive God's grace through the intercession of our beloved St John Paul II,' says the Manila Cathedral on its Facebook page

BLOOD RELIC. Father Reginald Malicdem, rector of the Manila Cathedral, holds the relic of Saint John Paul II. File photo by Angie de Silva

Family of Fr Mark Ventura, PNP offer cash reward for info on his killers

May 03, 2018 - 3:09 PM

Fr. Ventura's family and the Cagayan Valley regional police have raised a P300,000 bounty for information leading to the arrest of his killers

COMPOSITE. The PNP releases the facial composite of one of the suspects in th killing of Fr. Mark Ventura. Photos by Raymond Dullana and Paul Lopez

Cardinal Tagle calls for tolling of bells amid Fr Ventura's death

May 02, 2018 - 1:55 PM

'The bells haunt the perpetrators of violence and killing to remember their victims, never to forget them,' says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle after the death of Cagayan priest Father Mark Ventura

BLESSING OF FIRE. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle leads the blessing of fire at the Easter Vigil rites on March 31, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Cardinal Tagle hits murder of Cagayan's Fr Mark Ventura

May 01, 2018 - 6:45 PM

'Stop killing our prophets!' Carmelite priests say in a separate statement on the murder of 37-year-old Father Mark Ventura in Cagayan

EPISCOPAL ORDINATION. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle presides over the ordination of a new bishop, Monsignor Bartolome Santos, at the Malolos Cathedral. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

CBCP condemns murder of Cagayan priest Mark Ventura

Apr 29, 2018 - 4:46 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines calls on government 'to act swiftly' against 37-year-old Father Mark Ventura's murderers

YOUNG PRIEST. Father Mark Ventura, a 37-year-old priest in Cagayan, is shot dead by still unidentified killers on April 29, 2018. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Priest shot dead after Sunday Mass in Cagayan

Apr 29, 2018 - 12:50 PM

(UPDATED) Father Mark Ventura, 37, is killed by unidentified assailants as he is blessing children and talking to choir members after Sunday Mass in Gattaran, Cagayan

SHOT DEAD. Father Mark Ventura is killed by unidentified assailants after Sunday Mass on April 29, 2018. Photo courtesy of Gattaran Youth

Bishops visit Marawi church before demolition

Apr 16, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The Saint Mary's Cathedral in Marawi was desecrated by local terrorist groups at the height of the siege in 2017

Photos courtesy of DUYOG MARAWI

Ateneo president: Junk quo warranto vs Sereno, let impeachment unfold

Apr 14, 2018 - 3:04 PM

Resorting to a quo warranto petition to remove Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno 'circumvents the clear dictates of the Constitution,' says Father Jose Ramon Villarin

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno speaks on separation of Powers Under the Rule of Law at the fellowship of Philippine Bar Association in Manila Golf and Country Club in Forbes Park, Makati City on April 11, 2018. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Pope John Paul II's blood relic honored at Manila Cathedral

Apr 07, 2018 - 4:27 PM

The public veneration of the blood relic at the Manila Cathedral lasts until 8 pm on Saturday, April 7, and resumes from 6 am to 8 pm on Sunday, April 8

BLOOD RELIC. The relic of the blood of Pope Saint John Paul II is on display for public veneration at the Manila Cathedral from April 7 to 8, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

The week in photos: March 24-30, 2018

Mar 31, 2018 - 4:44 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Catholic faithful carry the image of the "Jesus of the Great Power" during a procession on Holy Week, at La Merced church in Granada, some 48 kilometres from Managua, on March 27, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / INTI OCON

The death of a subversive

Mar 29, 2018 - 6:56 PM

Our religious observance becomes totally contradictory to what they were supposed to be. I have thought of these questions for a long time now: How can millions of Catholics piously kneel and venerate the cross on Good Friday and at the same time approve that addicts must die because they are a threat to the whole country?

Marawi priest Chito Soganub says captivity a ‘test of faith’

Mar 23, 2018 - 3:38 PM

The Catholic priest held hostage by the terrorist Maute Group for 116 days opens up during the launch of an initiative to help rebuild Marawi

TEST OF FAITH. Marawi priest Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub says in a press conference on March 23, 2018, that his life in captivity tested his 'spiritual sanity.' Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Slain Nueva Ecija priest Tito Paez laid to rest

Dec 11, 2017 - 3:00 PM

At the Santo Niño Cemetery, the crowd sings Filipino patriotic songs 'Bayan Ko' and 'Pilipinas Kong Mahal'

FINAL resting place of Father Tito Paez at the Santo Niño Cemetery in Nueva Ecija. All photos by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Did Santa Claus really exist? Ancient relic offers new clue

Dec 09, 2017 - 12:20 AM

The legend of Father Christmas began in the 16th century at a time when stories about St Nicholas became popular

I SAW SANTA. A man dressed as Santa Claus prepares to hand over Christmas trees to ship crews at the port of Hamburg, northern Germany, on December 8, 2017. Christmas trees are traditionally offered to crews of ships in the port of the Hanseatic city to bring a festive atmosphere on board. Photo by Axel Heimken / dpa / AFP

Contraband seized from priest officiating mass in Bohol jail

Nov 27, 2017 - 7:37 PM

Father James Darunday claims the wife of an inmate tricked him into bringing in a plastic container of biscuits. Prohibited cigarettes and tobacco leaves were inside.

PROHIBITED STUFF. Jail guards in Bohol seize packs of cigarettes and tobacco leaves hidden inside a plastic container carried by a priest. Photo courtesy of DYTR's Dave Charles Responte

Ahead of ASEAN Summit, Trudeau hit for Canada garbage in PH

Nov 11, 2017 - 3:34 PM

'PM Trudeau, clean as you go. Take your garbage with you!' says a critic ahead of the ASEAN Summit, which Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will attend

TRUDEAU. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is criticized by environmental groups over the export of Canada's garbage to the Philippines from 2013 to 2014. File photo by Lars Hagberg/AFP

VIRAL: Homeless father, son study hard along Davao street

Oct 14, 2017 - 2:03 PM

Tatay Efren and 10-year-old Fren Fren are seen studying and writing despite the lack of a light source outside a building along Ilustre Street in Davao City

VIRAL. In this photo that made rounds online, Tatay Efren and 10-year-old Fren-Fren were caught studying despite not having a roof over their heads. Photo from Mildred Yu

Lacson urges Church to present 'reformed' cops in Senate probe

Oct 02, 2017 - 2:16 PM

'Sa tulong nga ng simbahan, sana po mapadala nyo dito yung sinasabi na mga pulis na nagbalik loob at nagtitiwala sa simbahan at kung sila may statements na, mas mainam po iyon'

Sen. Ping Lacson during the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee public hearing on the P6.4B shabu smuggling at the BOC on September 7, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Hostages, IEDs slow down push to end war in Marawi

Oct 01, 2017 - 9:14 AM

(UPDATED) Western Mindanao Command chief Lieutenant General Carlito Galvez says they will not rush the troops to avoid unnecessary deaths of hostages and soldiers

'Bring him back alive,' kin of Maute hostage pleads

Sep 28, 2017 - 9:53 PM

'Masaya po kami na malaman na buhay siya, na malungkot, na natatakot sa sitwasyon niya doon ngayon,' says Anaidah Rascal, sister of Maute hostage Jalal Rascal

'HAVE MERCY.' Anaidah Rascal asks the military to rescue her brother, Maute hostage Jalal Rascal. Rappler photo

The life of a Maute hostage in Marawi

Sep 28, 2017 - 9:17 PM

Omar Maute tells his hostage Lordvin Acopio: 'Gawin mo na lang itong trabahong ito na parang humanitarian [work]. Dahil kapwa mo sila tao. Huwag mo gawin ito dahil captors mo sila.'

MAUTE HOSTAGE. Dansalan College teacher Lordvin Acopio was held captive for 117 days. Rappler photo

Maute child warriors are fiercest fighters, says former hostage

Sep 26, 2017 - 2:48 PM

Former Maute hostage Lordvin Acopio says it was obvious the children have been brainwashed to join the local terror groups linked with the international terrorist network Islamic State

Catholic priest rescued from Marawi holds first Mass after freedom

Sep 25, 2017 - 8:07 PM

Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub hopes to return to Marawi and celebrate Mass again at the Saint Mary's Parish, where he was taken by armed men when the war erupted on May 23

Israel pledges law giving gays equal adoption rights

Sep 17, 2017 - 6:50 PM

The move comes after Association of Israeli Gay Fathers petitioned the supreme court demanding that the law which currently names a 'man and wife' as eligible adoptive parents, be changed

#InspireCourage: Giving hope to the hopeless

Sep 17, 2017 - 7:00 AM

'Try to see who is the most hopeless around you, and be that hope to that person,' Father Flavie Villanueva says at the Social Good Summit

How one father single-handedly raised three teens

Sep 09, 2017 - 10:00 AM

One daughter celebrates her father’s selflessness and resilience YakapStories

Troops push to rescue Marawi hostages in 'last lap' operations

Aug 09, 2017 - 8:22 AM

Father Chito and the rest are still being kept as hostages and utilized as human shields inside the main battle area Part of our priorities is the safe rescue of Father Chito says Armed Forces chief General Eduardo Año

HOSTAGED. Catholic priest Father Teresito 'Chito' Suganob was taken on May 23, the day clashes erupted in Marawi City

7 celebrity moms pay tribute to their husbands as first-time dads

Jun 18, 2017 - 9:50 PM

Marian Rivera Cristine Reyes Bianca Gonzalez Intal and more thank their partners on Father s Day

PH athletes pay tribute to dads on Father’s Day 2017

Jun 18, 2017 - 6:05 PM

Athletes from around the Philippines celebrate their fathers and fatherhood

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY. Jio Jalalon, Jia Morado and Jimmy Alapag were among the Philippine athletes to celebrate Father's Day on social media

IN PHOTOS: Stars celebrate Father's Day 2017

Jun 18, 2017 - 6:05 PM

Anne Curtis KC Concepcion Marian Rivera and more pay tribute to their dads

'Fathers are like soldiers': Marawi ground commander's Father's Day message

Jun 18, 2017 - 11:09 AM

As we do our best to protect our families we also exert our best efforts in fulfilling our duties to protect our land Major General Rolando Bautista tells troops

Government troops take position against enemy snipers as they escort rescued workers and trapped residents near the town center of Marawi on June 1, 2017 where heavy fighting between soldiers and the Maute Group have been raging. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

On Father's Day, a letter to Tatay

Jun 18, 2017 - 10:00 AM

As the world celebrates Father’s day, it may sound cliche, but let me tell you that you’re the best father on earth

10 Father’s Day 2017 promos, discounts, and giveaways

Jun 17, 2017 - 10:23 PM

Here s where you can celebrate Father s Day and how you can give your dad a treat

Kris Aquino pens touching Father's Day message to parents

Jun 17, 2017 - 3:21 PM

Kris pays tribute to both her parents Ninoy and Cory Aquino a day before Father s Day

Things only dad can get away with

Jun 14, 2017 - 7:40 PM

Just as he doesn t run out of jokes solutions to problems or words of wisdom we don t run out of reasons to love him

Maute patriarch moved to Camp Bagong Diwa

Jun 08, 2017 - 9:29 AM

Cayamora Maute whose sons lead a local terror group is moved to Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig past midnight

ARRESTED. Cayamora Maute is interviewed by media following a press conference about his arrest in Davao City. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Qatar crisis, martial law, Duterte and Carpio | Evening wRap

Jun 06, 2017 - 8:49 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Mautes' father, 4 others arrested in Davao City

Jun 06, 2017 - 5:25 PM

3rd UPDATE The 5 are intercepted at a Task Force Davao checkpoint in Davao City hometown of President Rodrigo Duterte

WATCH: A prayer for Marawi's hostaged priest

Jun 01, 2017 - 9:17 AM

Rappler sits down for an interview with Marawi Bishop Edwin dela Peña about the abduction of his right hand man and friend Father Teresito Chito Soganub

PRESSURED. Bishop Edwin dela Peña worries about Father Teresito Soganub, who was kidnapped by the Maute Group. Rappler photo